What is the difference between a Nanny (or Daycare) and an Au Pair?
As a live-in childcare provider, an Au Pair provides a unique cultural exchange experience and offers unmatched convenience for a family seeking childcare. Don’t be limited by your daycare center or nannies anymore; from budget, skills to schedule and more – with Go Au Pair, you choose what is most important to your family.
|Go Au Pair||Nanny||Daycare|
|Skills and Training||32 hours of training DVD seriesNY Workshop (optional)||Varies||Varies|
|Schedule||Up to 45 hrs per weekUp to 10 hrs a day||At discretion of the nanny/commitments||Limited to operating hours and late fees|
|Unexpected Childcare Needs||Live-in convenience||Subject to schedule||Subject to operating hrs|
|Cost||Starting at $8.32/hr (regardless of # of kids)||Typically $10-$15/hr (extra charges for more children)||Approximately $8.00/ hr (per child)|
|Choice of Personality||Can choose Au Pairs with similar hobbies and interests.||Most nannies will need to live within a certain distance from your home||Staff personality will be luck of the draw|
|Culture and Languages||Handpick an Au Pair’s nationality and languages spoken||Varies||No|
Peace of Mind
|Careful Screening||Screened, interviewed and background checked||Your responsibility||Varies|
|Live Support||Local Area Representatives and Placement Coordinators||Often no professional support||Limited to operating hours|